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Births, deaths, marriages, 1797-1855

 File — Volume: 5

Scope and Content

From the Collection:

This collection consists of birth, marriage, and death registers for the City of Hartford from approximately 1680 to 1903. The earliest record books include births, c. 1680-1735 and marriages, c. 1683-1709 interspersed with poll tax assessments, highway plans, and early deeds. Births from this era are organized alphabetically in family registers, with many events recorded decades after they occurred.

By the mid-to-late nineteenth century, vital records include detailed information about individuals such as parents' names and birthplaces, occupation, and race. Late nineteenth century marriage entries record parents' nationalities. Many vital events were derived from the original baptismal, marriage, and burial registers and are noted as such.

The Town and City Clerk Archives has been split into several additional finding aids: Boards and Commissions, Building Permits, City Property, Corporations, Court Matters, Education, Licenses and License Applications, Mayor and Council, Property Deeds and Releases of Attachment, Public Safety, Public Works, Selectmen’s Records, Sewers, Streets, Taxation, Town and City Officers, Transportation, Vital Records, and Zoning.


  • 1797-1855

Access Restrictions

The records are stored in a restricted area and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.


From the Collection: 33 Volumes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Births, c. 1764-1856; marriages, c. 1820-1855; very few deaths. Some longer family entries with genealogical data. Includes alphabetical index of grooms in front of volume and of brides in back of volume. Includes letter from Charles R Hale to Dr. C.P. Botsford, Superintendent Bureau of Vital Statistics, 18 Mar 1933. Provides death records for John and Tommy Higgins of 91 Arch Street. Enclosed with letter from David N. Gaines of East Hartland, dated 28 Dec 1932, about Dr. Norman Morrison, surgeon at Louisburg, N.S. 1746, died 09 Apr 1761, buried at St. Anthony's on Market St. Hartford.


Repository Details

Part of the Hartford History Center Repository

Hartford History Center
Hartford Public Library
500 Main St
Hartford CT 06103 USA